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  • The Ferndale Career Center Presents By Rayven Walker Edited By Heather Coleman & Ron Marshall Networking Your Way to Interview Success
  • Walk around and shake hands with everyone and tell each other your career goals. Shaking hands
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Linkedin
    • Fan pages
    • When employers get your resume and like what they see, they can Google you. Your various profile sites will pop up. If they’re not appropriate, then you’re out!
    What They See Before They See You!
    • Clean your pages up!
    • Change your names (no “biggBoootyJudy”s).
    • Have appropriate profile pictures.
    • Talk about appropriate things.
    • No fan pages about irrelevant topics. (“I swear if I see that guy from the Everest commercial, I’m going to kick his butt.”)
    • Do this before sending your resume out!
    How Can You Stop This?
  • Strategic Interviewing in the Year 2010
    • You never know who you could meet!
    • In-person networking.
    • You want to network everywhere you go.
    • Parties, school, recreation centers, basketball games, your parent’s friends, local restaurants, etc.
    • If you keep this up, you will come across somebody who can help you with a job.
    • Develop a personal brand!
    • Relaxing During the Interview
    • Take deep breaths. Breathing a full, deep breath through your nose before answering each question will not only calm you by sending oxygen to your brain, but it will also give you time to think about and organize your answer. By collecting your thoughts before speaking, you will feel more confident about your answer and will be less likely to ramble.
    • Maintain an appropriate but comfortable posture. Don't slouch, but don't be overly rigid. If posture is normally a problem, practice a comfortable and poised position that you can maintain without pain or feeling self-conscious. If you worry about your own posture during interviews, mimic the posture of the interviewer (when appropriate) – his or her posture should communicate what is considered acceptable.
    • Feel free to be yourself. If you normally crack jokes, don't feel that you have to leave your sense of humor at home. You are not there to convince the interviewer that you are someone you are not (hopefully!), so be genuine and let your personality shine through. You will feel much more comfortable if you can focus on your questions and answers instead of whether you seem too shy or too bubbly.
    • Know how you express your nervousness. If you think about how you have acted in the past while nervous, chances are you can find a pattern in your behavior. Do you run your mouth? Do you forget what you were going to say? Do you bounce your knee? Do you sweat profusely? Then prepare to address the problem. Think about your answer before you say it, keep a hand on your knee to realize more quickly when it starts to bounce, take a dress handkerchief with you in your pocket, etc.
    • Remember: you are there because they want you to be! Keep that in mind when you get nervous during the interview – they were already impressed enough to invite you in for an in-depth discussion. That means you have something they want, and feeling that you have something valuable to offer them can put you at ease – the power doesn't rest solely on the other side of the interview table. So Think positively
    • Read more at Suite101:
    • Staying Calm During an Interview: Tips to Avoid being Nervous While Answering Questions
    • http://job-interview-skills.suite101.com/article.cfm/staying_calm_during_an_interview#ixzz0wDSo95JT
    Tips on Relaxing During the Interview
  • Personal Brand
    • Rayven’s personal brand
    • Generation Y leader
    • Change agent
    • Adviser
    • Innovative thinker
    • Community oriented
    • Determined
    • Proactive
    • Resilient/brilliant
    • Personal Branding
    • Professional voicemail
    • No music
    • No tricks
    • No ringback tones
    • No extra person helping you get your point across on your voicemail
    • State your first and last name
    • Keep it short and clean
    • Make sure it’s recorded in a quiet environment
    Voicemail
    • Stay calm
    • Relax!
    • Be sincere!
    • Be passionate!
    • Ask questions!
    • Be yourself!
    During the Interview
  • Always Ask Questions
    • What is your philosophy on customer service?
    • What is the organizational vision for the next five years?
    • Would you describe the company culture?
    • What are your expectations for this position?
    • You have been here for X amount of years – what is it about this organization that keeps you here?
    • Are there opportunities for internal promotion?
    • What projects are you working on currently?
    • Is your organization involved with community-based projects?
    • Would you describe the management style?
    • What types of new products or services do you see yourself offering in the future?
  • The Professional “Tool Kit”: More Than Meets the Eye
    • In your portfolio you should have the following:
    • Notepad
    • Several resumes
    • Pens
    • Business cards
    • Having a portfolio is about security. When most people go on an interview, they’re nervous. The portfolio helps with a lot of your nervous habits. It helps you focus more on the interview and the person who’s doing the interview. It also gives you the chance to write down any questions you might have for them. When you go to an interview with a portfolio, it shows the employee that you have interest in the company and you’re serious.
  • How Should You Dress?
    • Dress one step above what your research shows is appropriate for the industry.
    • Dress comfortably.
    • Dress according to the job post.
    • No saggy pants.
    • No tight clothing.
    • Make sure your hair is not all over the place.
    • Make sure your inappropriate tattoos are covered.
    • Make sure your nails aren't different colors (pink, green, purple, yellow).
    • HeatherEColeman
    • twitter.com/HeatherEColeman
    • twitter.com/CareerSavvy
    • facebook.com/HeatherEColeman
    • facebook.com/CareerSavvy
    • linkedIn.com/in/HeatherEColeman
    • RonMarshall
    • twitter.com/Ron_Marshall
    • facebook.com/ronmarshall
    • linkedIn.com/in/ronmarshall
    • Rayven Walker
    • facebook.com/helpingteensbesuccessful
    • facebook.com/rayvenwalker
    • linkedin.com/in/rayvenwalker
    • twitter.com/Rayven_Walker
    • Ferndale Career Center
    • twitter.com/ferndalecareer
    • facebook.com/ferndalecareercenter
    • linkedin.com/in/ferndalecareercenter
    Contact Information